DoubleThink: Course Outline

Choosing Doublethink as your English programme for Level 3 means that, you probably find the darker, more dystopian aspects of world literature attractive; you’re somehow inexorably drawn to the unusual and deep down you sense that something is rotten in the state of… This programme will take a media-savvy journalistic approach. You’ll need to think fast, question everything and be willing to speak up. You will be asked to challenge yourself, take risks and show ambition.

Radiohead: Idioteque, 2+2=5, Electioneering, Fake Plastic Trees and Planet Telex

Fake Plastic Trees: A green plastic watering can For a fake Chinese rubber plant In the fake plastic earth That she bought from a rubber man In a town full of rubber plans To get

Practise Paper: 3.1 Extended Written Text – Nineteen Eighty Four

91472 Respond critically to speci ed aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence. 4 Credits. External

3.7 Significant Connections – Dystopian Genre Study

This task is an extension of our Dystopian genre study. This is an opportunity to explore how the unifying elements of the genre are employed across different texts by different authors to form warnings about the future.

Practise Paper: 3.2 Film Study – Minority Report

91473 Respond critically to speci ed aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence. 4 Credits. External

Chapter One: Task Outline

This task is an extension of our genre study of the dystopia Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. This is an opportunity to create your own dystopia, grounded in the socio-political anxieties of our time.

The Grammar of Dystopia

The Dystopia genre has its own grammar – This close reading of the opening page of Nineteen Eighty-Four offers a clear insight into the grammatical means by which George Orwell infused his futuristic vision with an eerie authenticity.

Practise Analysis – Sample Response 2

QUESTION: Symbols are a rich source of meaning in an effective text. “In the world of the blind, the one-eyed man is king” In a visual text the most significant ideas are often conveyed through the

Practice Analysis – Sample Response

Good literature enlightens; great literature inspires action Some may believe that literature’s role is largely archival, that it simply records moments of human endeavour and imagination, thereby making the great literary canon simply a vault,

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Film Study: Minority Report

The system is perfect until it comes after you.

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